Pakistan envoy ‘held by Taleban’

Pakistan‘s ambassador to Afghanistan, who went missing in February, has appeared in a video saying he is being held by Taleban militants.

Armed men surrounded Tariq Azizuddin in the footage, shown on Dubai-based al-Arabiya television. He urged the Pakistani government to meet their demands. It is the first public statement by the envoy since he disappeared in the border area between the two countries, on his way to the Afghan capital Kabul.

In comments translated into Arabic by the channel, Mr. Azizuddin said he, along with his driver and his bodyguard, had been kidnapped by “mujahedeen from the Taleban”. He added that they were being held “in comfortable conditions” and “looked after”. “We have no problems, but I suffer health problems such as high blood pressure and heart pains,” he said.

Remember that Pakistan was the place they found sanctuary and often support including from the national security forces! That reminds the story with the scorpion and the turtle …it is their nature!

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